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Afternoon of a Faun / In the Night / Song of the Earth

The Royal Ballet's mixed programme brings together two of Jerome Robbins's masterpieces with MacMillan's powerful depiction of love and loss.

Most recent performance

There are currently no scheduled performances of Afternoon of a Faun / In the Night / Song of the Earth. It was last on stage 29 May—4 June 2015 as part of the Summer 2014/15 season.


Jerome Robbins (West Side Story) was one of the finest choreographers of the 20th century. In their mixed programme The Royal Ballet dance two of his most characteristic works: Afternoon of a Faun and In the Night. Each is an insightful portrait of human relationships, at turns witty, compassionate and elegiac.

The programme closes with Kenneth MacMillan's Song of the Earth. MacMillan set Mahler's Das Lied von der Erde in 1958, creating an elegiac work of breathtaking beauty.

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